Makalie L Woody of Fair Grove, Missouri was injured on Thursday, January 18th 2018 at 4:10 pm in Greene County, Missouri. Woody is a 20-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: MO 266 1/2 mile west of Springfield.
In the crash, Woody was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 3 [THE 2006 TOYOTA TUNDRA DRIVEN BY JACOB STEFFINS] WAS STOPPED BEFORE MAKING LEFT TURN, VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE DRIVEN BY CHARITEE BURSON] WAS STOPPED BEHIND VEH3, VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 JEP COMMANDRE DRIVEN BY MAKALIE WOODY] STRUCK VEH2 IN THE REAR, VEH2 STRUCK VEH3 IN THE REAR
Woody's injuries were minor. Woody was taken by private vehicle to Cox South Hospital Springfield.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Jep Commandre driven by Makalie Woody was total. It was removed by Superior Towing. The damage to the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Charitee Burson was total. It was removed by Henrys Towing. The damage to the 2006 Toyota Tundra driven by Jacob Steffins was extensive.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper Kahler of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180032627 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $5.75 for each certified report (certification required for court). But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. The highway patrol is currently backlogged and they state on their website that you will have to wait 10 days and may have to wait an "extended period of time" beyond that for the report. Further, unless you qualify under the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, the report you get will have important and necessary information such as photographs, social security numbers, driver license numbers, names, addresses and telephone numbers redacted or blacked out.
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Woody may have an insurance claim. A lawyer will maximize the amount collected from the insurance company. In most cases, injured people can recover money for their medical bills, lost wages, and for their pain and suffering—even if a family member was driving. Getting a lawyer working on this case early will allow Woody to receive advice about preserving and gathering evidence and the value of their claim, which will help with the recovery. For more information watch How Insurance Companies Take Advantage of the Little Guy.
Photo credit: Missouri State Highway Patrol